Summer brings on a whole new beauty bag of concerns -- whether it's your hair, your makeup or your body. Here are some secrets used by the pros to help you beat the heat.
Super Sealer by Cinema Secrets
Seal your makeup like the pros. When you absolutely must have flawless makeup, Super Sealer by Cinema Secrets will keep your face dry and sweat-free, no matter how hot or humid. Super Sealer goes beneath your makeup and inhibits sweat and internal moisture. Think of it as antiperspirant for your face. Dancers love this product because it keeps their foundation in place for hours on stage and off and it eliminates shine and prevents smudging.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve
This cult-favorite lip balm has been around for over 100 years. Now, it's been re-discovered by Hollywood stars and makeup artists. Used for years to relieve chapped and dry skin, blemishes, even diaper rash, Rosebud Salve moisturizes dry lips, calms and heals irritation. Only a dab is necessary, so one tin lasts forever! Mix with lipstick for extra shine. Check out the Strawberry, Minted Rose, Brambleberry, Mocha Lip Balms.
If you weren’t born with a tan, finally there’s a safe way to get a sun-kissed face without the burn or the irritation. Beautisol self-tanner for the face comes in two formulas – for dry or acne-prone skin. The special patented Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) gives skin a natural tan tone – never yellow or orange-y. Use it on your face, use it on your body, and glow with the pros.
Cry If You Want To
Lash Extensions at Benefit Cosmetics and Brow Bar inside Macy's
1320 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
If you sweat, or worse, cry, your mascara will run and leave dark pools under your eyes. Eyelash extensions are a natural-looking alternative for those special occasions when you can’t risk ‘raccoon eyes’. It takes about 1 to 2 hours depending on the type of extensions you get, they will stay in place anywhere from 2 days to 2 months. At the Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar you can get a half or a full individual lash application for under $30 and they will last 2 to 7 days. Be sure to remove them properly with the lash remover solution so you don’t damage you own natural lashes.
Blot Away Shine
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
A must-have in every stylist's pouch -- blotting linens absorb excess oil without ruining makeup. Boscia’s Green Tea Blotting Linens are preservative-free and made using finely woven linen from the Abaca tree plant. Just press the sheet softly on the shiny areas of your face. You can even use them to blot your lipstick. Use daily, as needed. Boscia Blotting linens are also available with other infused extracts like vanilla, lavender, rose, orange, or peppermint.
Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant
Over-the-counter clinical-strength antiperspirants are not as harsh as prescription strength but work well when you need them to keep you dry. Be aware, however, the active ingredient in Secret Clinical Strength has aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex glycine (about 20%) which is the strongest concentration you can get without a prescription. If you’re concerned about this ingredient, ask your doctor.
French Hair Repair
Phyto Huile d’Alès
French women have been using Phyto Huile d’Alès since the 60s. It contains a blend of castor oil and essential oils, to moisturize and restore shine to your hair after a day in the sun, salt water or chlorinated pool.
Jan Mabry, Red Carpet Bay Area